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Red Rock extends closures beyond trails in Scenic Drive

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Posted at 12:23 PM, Apr 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-05 22:10:46-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Red Rock Canyon announced on Sunday that it is extending closures to include trails outside of the previously closed Scenic Drive.

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Below is a list of closures at the conservation area, according to the Red Rock Canyon website.

The following Bureau of Land Management facilities in southern Nevada are temporarily closed until further notice:

  • Red Rock Canyon Scenic Drive and Visitor Center
  • Red Rock Overlook
  • Late Night Trailhead
  • Red Spring picnic area and boardwalk
  • All campsites at the Red Rock Campground

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UPDATE 4/5/20: In addition to the above, the following trailheads, parking areas, and trails are temporarily closed until further notice:

  • Calico Basin and Kraft Mountain/Ash Spring Trailheads
  • Gene's Trail
  • Girl Scout Trail
  • Ash Spring Trail
  • Calico Overlook Trail
  • Calico Basin Trail

Nevada State Route 159, the main highway through Red Rock Canyon, remains open.

All non-essential businesses have been ordered closed by the Nevada Governor. Bureau of Land Management personnel are prohibited by the Governor's order from servicing and maintaining these facilities. Therefore, these sites are closed. There are other public lands available for dispersed camping & recreation.

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The health and safety of staff and visitors in these facilities is our number one priority. Our website has maps & lists all official trails, including those not inside the closure areas, however they tend to reach capacity by mid-morning each day.

We continue to remind our visitors to follow the CDC’s guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, including maintaining social distancing, covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and staying home if you feel sick. Visitors are encouraged to “pack it in and pack it out” as future trash removal may be limited due to limited staff availability in some areas.

Learn more on redRockCanyonLV.org,